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Visiting Artist: William Powhida

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The Game , 2010 Graphite on Paper 30x23 Inches © Courtesy of the artist
Visiting Artist: William Powhida

465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
November 17th, 2011 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Lecture
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http://www.mfa.org
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
webmaster@mfa.org
PHONE:  
617-267-9300
OPEN HOURS:  
10am to 4:45pm, daily, and till 9:45pm Wed. to Fri.
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Lecture

DESCRIPTION

Reflecting his background as an art critic, the work of William Powhida displays a concentrated fascination with the politics of access and the powers that control the assignment of value in the art world. He frequently uses an alter ego (also named William Powhida) to enact the worst excesses of this world – and, by implication, of broader, consumer-driven culture. This fictional Powhida exhibits many of the worst traits imaginable in any coddled enfant-terrible art star. In his revealing, mocking, and often hilarious drawings, Powhida depicts his take on the machinations of the art world; he has also recently expanded his practice to include performance and video. 

Location: Alfond Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston